COL FB: Appalachian St. 34, Michigan 32

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Julian Rauch kicked a 24-yard field goal with :26 seconds left Saturday as Appalachian State shocked 5th-ranked Michigan 34-32.

The upset started the 2007-08 college football season on a sour note before more than 100,000 fans at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.


The Mountaineers (1-0), two-time defending NCAA Football Championship Subdivision champions (formerly Division I-AA), fell behind 32-31 after a pair of Mike Hart touchdown runs.

But Appalachian's Corey Lynch blocked a field goal attempt by Jason Gingell with 1:37 to play, and Armanti Edwards threw for three touchdowns and 226 yards and ran for another to overcome two interceptions en route to the upset. Kevin Richardson gained 90 yards on 26 rushing attempts, and Edwards added 57 yards on 16 rushes.

The Wolverines (0-1) got three touchdowns and 188 yards on 23 attempts from Hart.

Chad Henne went 20-of-38 for 236 yards, one touchdown, and one interception, and Mario Manningham made four catches for 69 yards.

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